book review

Daybreak in Indiana, Book Review

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  I love history and I am all about the Midwest so when I got the opportunity to review Carol Walls Howell’s new book Daybreak in Indiana, I jumped right aboard.  Carol Howell is a former high school and elementary music teacher that worked on her librarian degree and she served as both a combination […]

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The John Deere Century, by Randy Leffingwell - a book review by Cindy Ladage

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When I received the opportunity to review the book The John Deere Century by Randy Leffingwell I jumped at the chance because the book is so timely with the John Deere tractor turning one hundred this year. The book is written by Randy Leffingwell, an acclaimed author and photographer.  This book is hot off the […]

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Review of Trappist Beer Travels, Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries

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  The book Trappist Beer Travels, Inside the Breweries of the Monasarites is written by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood and Jessica Deahl.  All three writers are beer writers that came together using their fascination of not only beer, but the beer brewed in monasteries by the Trappist order of monks. When I first received the […]

The low down on Ginger 108

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My first night on a press trip to Kinston, North Carolina we dined at the amazing Ginger 108.  The catch line for Ginger is “Where Eastern & Western Hemispheres Merge” and the restaurant offers a mix of southern grill with flavors from the East and West.  With a writer from Canada and Florida, we met […]

Beginning Illumination, Learn the Ancient Art, Step by Step, book review

This isn’t my usual type of book, but I love art and I thought about my dad when seeing this.  He was an artist of sorts and without a doubt illumination is a beautiful thing.  The author Clair Travers is a leading illuminator and she shares the history of illumination and offers the materials and […]

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